Sunday, September 18, 2011

In Celebration of the Irish . . .

In honour of Ireland winning against Australia, we chose Irish Stew as part of our main course.  Lamb shoulder chops, carrot, parsnip, celery, Portabello mushrooms, tin spicy tomatoes, two types of onions from the garden - complete casserole twice cooked, long and slow.  Accompanied with Terry's beautifully smooth mashed Irish potatoes (beaten as strongly as the Australians were beaten in their game last night).   Also green runner beans from Terry's garden and Savoy Spiced Cabbage, steamed.  Followed by a game of crib - won by the morning people (Robert and Janice) [Tubby Shaw].

Jennifer escorted a beautiful gluten free version of an old comfort food - fruit crumble - to the table.  Made with 'big as' organic blueberries and a smaller portion of mixed frozen berries, topped with crushed (just like the Irish did to the Australian) pecan nuts, nob of butter and a smidgeons of brown sugar.   We were so overwhelmed by the beauty of the dish, we forgot to take the photograph before we went straight to divvy-ing up the dessert!  Photo is of the leftover pudding only.  Second game of crib about to start... aaaaand was won by the morning people again!

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